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New Cumulative General History Quiz III

Discussion in 'World History' started by Steph, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Would you have recognized him without that?
     
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    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    The Highlander movies claim this place to be the castle of the MacLeod when historically it is the castle of the MacKenzie.

    But it is not Edimburgh (does it look like it :confused: )
     
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    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    I'm afraid not...

    Never had the pleasure of being there. So I wouldn't know. Just a guess...
     
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    Adler17 Prussian Feldmarschall

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    2) is Ulan, a light cavalrist with a lance. In English: Lancer.
    4) must be Turenne.
    8) is Isandlwhana (SP??).
    10) Zealand

    --> Austerlitz!

    Nice sort of quiz indeed!

    Adler
     
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    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Nice, but what are the exlanation of 5, 6 and 7?
     
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    Adler17 Prussian Feldmarschall

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    No idea!

    L= Ludwig II. of Bavaria (wild guess)?

    Adler
     
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    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Nope. Hint : he is not European
     
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    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Are we waiting for Adler or the solutions to #5, 6 and 7?

    #5: Eilean (sp?) Donan.
     
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    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Correct, it is Elean Donan.

    Adler found Austerlitz, so we are waiting for him.

    However, I'm disappointed you did not find the answer to the two remaining questions, especially as you now have the first letter to help
     
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    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    I'm disappointed too.

    However, I must say that this was indeed a nice twist Steph.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    I'll give two additional hints.
    Wisigoth
    Senegal
     
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    IIRC, there is a Visigoth city/town in the 'Fall of Rome' scenario called Rodericfairguni.

    Strip fairguni (= mountain?) and you get Roderic.
     
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    That's it, Roderic is the lost king of the Visigoth, before the muslim invasion of Spain.

    The L is the only one missing
     
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    I wanted to wait with another question until this is completely solved. However I will post one tomorrow.

    Adler
     
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    No one? Someone from Senegal, stating with an L, who was elected "Immortel" (in French)?
     
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    Adler17 Prussian Feldmarschall

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    Léopold Sédar Senghor? I looked at the presidents of Senegal and he is the only one starting with L. I know this was not fair, but I wanted to end this here.

    My question comes later today.

    Adler
     
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    That's him. He was the only foreign head of state to be elected an "Immortel", i.e. to become part of "L'Académie Française" (whose members are called "Immortels").
     
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    Adler17 Prussian Feldmarschall

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    Thanks, Steph. Good new kind of asking questions. :goodjob:

    The Prince of Wales has a motto: Ich dien (I serve). Why these German words as motto?

    Adler
     
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    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Bcause the motto was originally on the coat-of-arms of the Bohemian king Johan, which The Black Prince, the ruler of Wales, obtained after the battle of Crecy.
     
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    Luceafarul is lurking around. So nobody has a chance! Lichtbringer, your turn!

    Adler
     
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